Jogiyani, Saurashtra battle on
Jogiyani’s efforts helped them secure a lead of 97. On a wicket on which the medium-pacers have held sway with every run being precious, Saurashtra can put Punjab under pressure if they set a target of over 150. However, they will need Jogiyani, who brought his 56 First-Class match experience into play, to continue his fight back at the PCA Stadium.
Saurashtra could have finished in a better position if they hadn’t lost two wickets - that of Aarpit Vasavada and Sandip Maniar - towards the end of the day. Both these wickets were bagged by Sandeep Sharma, Punjab’s bowling hero of the first innings with figures of 7 for 25. Of the first four wickets to fall in Saurashtra’s second innings, the biggest blow was that of Ravindra Jadeja, trapped leg-before-wicket by Siddharth Kaul for no score.
Saurashtra skipper Jaydev Shah with 28 and Vasavada added valuable partnerships with Jogiyani to help revive the Saurashtra innings. Vasavada added 77 for the sixth wicket with Jogiyani after Shah and Jogiyani added 57 runs.
Jogiyani batted 204 minutes and was composed right through his innings on a wicket on which his teammates largely struggled to score
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